7 Teen Shows That Sparked Real Life Romances
5. One Tree Hill — Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols
Sophia Bush had a habit of dating her costars, and especially those she starred alongside on One Tree Hill! Bush’s character Brooke had a tumultuous dating life in high school, but as soon as she met Julian, played by Austin Nichols, she was completely smitten and swept off her feet. Austin Nichols proved to be quite the charmer in real life as well and dated Bush off-screen for almost six years! Although on One Tree Hill Brooke and Julian seem to be each other’s perfect match, in real life the relationship supposedly ended because she “didn’t think he was the one.” Nichols went on to date Chloe Bennet but called it quits this past year, while Sophia Bush continues to keep her relationships super private.
4. Gilmore Girls — Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia
Alexis Bledel and Milo Ventimiglia famously played love interests Rory and Jess on Gilmore Girls. Despite their bickering and clashing personalities, Jess quickly became a fan favorite and many fans were rooting for Rory to end up with him. To the viewers’ delight, this gorgeous couple wasn’t just an on-screen fling, but actually dated in real life as well! Milo joined the cast in 2001 and the duo began dating in private one year later and continued a relationship for over four years. Although marriage was on the table at one point, this uber-private duo ended their relationship in July 2006 for reasons that still remain unclear. Bledel went on to marry actor Vincent Kartheiser, while Ventimiglia continued to keep his romances private, but has been rumored to be linked with Hayden Panettiere and most recently Kelly Egarian.